Technologies

The Technologies feature in Acunetix 360 finds and lists the technologies used in web applications.

  • It tracks and reports on problems, such as whether any of the technologies are out-of-date or whether a specific version has any issues.
  • Then it presents these technologies as a report and sends an instant notification to the responsible person.

Information

Identified Technologies is enabled by default. When disabled, Acunetix 360 still retains information on technologies discovered, but does not notify users.

Active Technologies

Acunetix 360 keeps a history of the technologies discovered during the Scan. In this way, Acunetix 360 can keep a track of whether the technologies are no longer used.

  • If a technology has been detected and it is currently being used by the scanned web application, it is marked as 'In use'. It is reported and (if configured) a notification is sent.
  • If Acunetix 360 records that a technology is present, but not being used anymore, it marks the technology as 'Not in use'. In this case, this technology is not reported and no notification is sent.
  • A technology is considered 'out-of-date' if it does not have the latest version of the branch to which it belongs, or if the branch's development has stopped.

Fixed Technologies

Acunetix 360 detects when a technology with issues or an out-of-date version has been fixed, and calculates the fix time for that technology. If comparable scans have the same scan settings, Acunetix 360 draws the conclusion that a problem with the technology exists in a previous scan and not in a new scan, and assumes that the problem in that the technology has been fixed.

The Technologies Dashboard

The Technologies Dashboard displays charts that provide an overall, cumulative picture of the types and numbers of technologies detected in scanned web applications.

Area

Description

Technologies

This is the number of detected technologies, including out of date ones, and issues.

Active Issues

This is the number of active issues, including high and medium ones.

Fixed Issues

This is the number of fixed issues.

Most Identified Technologies

This provides details of the versions of the most common identified technologies.

Severity Trend

This chart displays the increase or decrease of each Vulnerability Severity Level over time.

Security Overview

This doughnut chart shows the security level of the Targets scanned by Acunetix 360.

Issues

This clustered column chart shows the number of Issues found, grouped by Vulnerability Severity Level. Move the mouse on each column to get more information on the specific vulnerability.

For further information, see Viewing Issues in Acunetix 360).

Website Groups drop-down

At the top right of the window, there is a drop-down. Click to view the security status of all your websites or certain groups only.

The options are:

  • All Websites
  • Default
  • Your Website Groups

For further information, see Website Groups in Acunetix 360.

Out-of-date Technologies

This section displays the Name, Identified Version, Issues and Usage (how many websites) of each item.

Issue Fix Time

This displays the estimated fix time for that technology.

How to view the technologies dashboard
  1. Log in to Acunetix 360.
  2. From the main menu, select Technologies > Dashboard.

In the Most Identified Technologies section, select for details of versions.

Recent Technologies

All detected technologies discovered in recent web application scans are displayed in the Recent Technologies window.

Recent Technologies Fields

This table lists and explains the columns in the Recent Technologies window.

Field

Description

Website

This is the website on which the technology was found.

Name

This is the name of the technology.

Identified Version

This is the version number of the technology, as used on the scanned website.

Latest Version

This is the latest available version of the technology.

Issues

These are the numbers of issues detected on the website, grouped by color into severity levels (see Vulnerability Severity Levels).

Last Seen

This is the date the technology was last detected on the website.

Status

This indicates whether the technology exists and is currently used for a website.

The options are:

  • In use
  • Not in use

Notification

This indicates whether notifications are enabled.

Column Filters

All columns can be filtered, using a highly customisable combination of Fields, Operators, and Values. Each is explained below. This is useful for teams that manage the security of many websites.

Filters & Values

This table lists the filters and values available for columns listed above. Select an option to filter the list by that criterion.

  • In many cases, values can be entered into the value field; in others, the value can be selected from a drop-down menu.
  • You can enter more than one filter at a time.

Field

Description

Value

Website

Select to filter technologies by websites.

Enter a value.

Name

Select to filter technologies by names.

Enter a value.

Identified Version

Select to filter technologies by their identified versions.

Enter a value.

Issues

Select to filter technologies by their issues.

The drop-down options are:

  • (Not Set)
  • Yes
  • No

Last Seen

Select to filter technologies by its last seen status.

Select a date.

Status

Select to filter technologies by their status.

The drop-down options are:

  • (Not Set)
  • In Use
  • Not In Use

Notification

Select to filter issues by their notification status.

The drop-down options are:

  • (Not Set)
  • Enabled
  • Disabled

Fix Time

Select to filter technologies by their estimated fix time.

Enter a value.

Out-of-Date

Select to filter technologies by their out-of-date status.

The drop-down options are:

  • (Not Set)
  • (Empty)
  • Yes
  • No

Website Groups

Select to filter technologies by their groups.

Enter a value.

Operator

This table lists and explains the Operators available for filtering columns. They work in conjunction with the Field, Operator, and Value.

Operator

Description

Equal

This operator can be used for exact matching.

Not Equal

This operator can be used to exclude some results based on exactly matching.

Contains

This operator can be used to include results if the filtered column contains the value.

Not Contains

This operator can be used to exclude certain results on the technologies page.

Starts with

This operator can be used to filter for columns that begin with the value.

Ends with

This operator can be used to filter for columns that end with the value.

Less than

This operator can be used to filter columns that contain numeric and date time values rather than string values.

Less than or equal

This operator can be used to filter columns that contain numeric and date time values rather than string values.

Greater than or equal

This operator can be used to filter columns that contain numeric and date time values rather than string values.

Greater than

This operator can be used to filter columns that contain numeric and date time values rather than string values.

How to filter technologies in Acunetix 360
  1. From the main menu, select Technologies> Recent Technologies.
  2. From the Recent Technologies page, select the filter button () next to any header column.
  3. Select Clear to clear all fields.
  4. Add a New Filter.
  5. In the relevant filter, where relevant:
  1. From the Field drop-down, select an option.
  2. From the Operator drop-down, select an option.
  3. In the Value field, enter a value.
  1. Select Apply.

Technology detail fields

This table lists and explains the fields in the Technology Details window (see How to View the Details of a Technology).

Field

Description

Name

This is the name of the technology.

Category

This specifies the category to which the technology belongs.

Official Site

This is the technology's official website.

Description

This contains a brief description of the purpose and features of the technology.

Website

This is the website on which the technology was found.

Identified Version

This is the version number of the technology, as used on the scanned website, including whether this version is out-of-date.

Latest Update

This is the number of the latest version of the discovered technology.

Status

This indicates whether the technology exists and is currently used for a website.

The options are:

  • In use
  • Not in use

Notification

This indicates whether notifications are enabled.

In addition, the Issues tab displays a list of known issues detected in the web application.

How to view Recent Technologies
  1. Log in to Acunetix 360.
  2. From the main menu, select Technologies > Recent Technologies.

How to view the details of a technology
  1. Log in to Acunetix 360.
  2. From the main menu, select Technologies > Recent Technologies.
  3. Next to the relevant technology, select Detail.

  1. Select the Issues tab to view details of the issues.
  1. If this technology has already been detected on other websites during other scans, an additional tab will be displayed, Websites. Select for further details.

Technologies Notifications

A Technologies notification is triggered when the version database is updated. The Technology Version Database is updated periodically. And according to this new information, the Technologies are checked again. In the case of a version with an out of date technology, or N issue, a collective notification is sent for the website that has changed.

Notifications are enabled by default. You can configure notifications from the Manage Notifications window.

How to enable and disable notifications for technologies
  1. Log in to Acunetix 360.
  2. From the main menu, select Technologies > Recent Technologies.
  3. Select the technologies for which you want to enable or disable notifications.

  1. Select Notifications, then Enable Notifications or Disable Notifications.
How to disable notifications for Out-of-Date Technologies
  1. Log in to Acunetix 360.
  2. From the main menu, select Notifications > Manage Notifications.

  1. In the Out Of Date Technology row, select Edit.
  1. In the Status field, select 'Enabled'. 'Disabled' is displayed instead.

  1. Select Save.

Viewing a report on detected technologies

Once you have finished your scan, you can run a report on the detected technologies.

How to view a report on detected technologies
  1. From the main menu, select Scans > Recent Scans.
  2. Next to the relevant scan, select Report > Show Dashboard. The Technologies section lists all detected technologies for this web application.

  1. Select Detail to view the Technology Detail window.

 

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